Here’s a nice video from a meetup in Brooklyn of members of the Muff Wiggler forum. DIY meets modular.
“… Muff Wiggler enjoys scaring friends, family, neighbours and cats alike with bizarre and frightning electro-analog mayhem.” – muffwiggler.blogspot.com
Visit the forum: muffwiggler.com
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This short titled Dictaphone Parcel won the Passion Pictures Prize in London, in February 2010. What does your package hear as it travels from source to destination?
“Dictaphone Parcel is an animation based on a sound recorded with a dictaphone travelling secretly inside a parcel. As the hidden recorder travels through the global mail system, from London to Helsinki, it captures the unexpected. We hear a mixture of abstract sounds, various types of transport and even discussions between the mail workers. The animation visualizes this journey by creating an imaginary documentary.” – Lauri Warsta
via laughing squid
photo credit: Kaptain Kobold
I absolutely loved the early punkish B-52s before there later happy happy stuff. I wore out my LP of the original 1979 album “the B-52′s” (iTunes link) containing 52 Girls, Planet Claire and of course Rock Lobster. The Bit-52′s are a computer generated cover band. I’m amazed at the effort.
“The Bit-52′s consist of: Fred’s Vocals – TI99/4a computer, speech synthesizer and terminal emulator ii module. Kate and Cindy’s Vocals – Two HP Scanjet 3C scanners (Not Printers), UBunto and sjetplay written by NuGanjaTron. The Guitar, Keyboard, Cow Bell, Cymbal and Tambourine are all controlled by various types of push/pull solenoinds for a total of 23. The Solenoids are powered by four ULN2803 darlington drivers and everything is controlled by two PIC16F84A microcontrollers.” – bd594
photo credit: thejcgerm
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Here’s two videos for Tuesday. These videos both have different musical things I like. The first video is showing Dutch producer Sebastien Léger using Ableton Live and the touchAble iPad app. The second video is the great Macbeth M5 synthesizer bleeping on it’s own accord.
“Tuesday is a day of the week occurring after Monday and before Wednesday. According to international standard ISO 8601, is the second day of the week, in some traditions also the third. The English name is derived from Old English Tiwesdæg and Middle English Tewesday. This was a loan translation of Latin dies Martis, originally associating the day with the planet Mars, but the Germanic name translates Mars, the god of war, as Teiwaz (Old English Tiw).” – WIkipedia
photo credit: Leo Reynolds
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Musicians are a strange bunch. They get even weirder when you give them video cameras. I was reading a thread on Gearslutz titled “Awesomest videos thread” and these were a few of the gems there.
Which one did you like the best?
There’s really no excuse for not having a bunch of music videos for your own music. Most cell phones have video cameras good enough to record content. Every Mac comes with iMovie and you may be surprised how fast you can make a killer music video with it. Macworld has laid it out in an article called, “We’ve got the beat (markers)“. I highly recommend loading up iMovie and follow this article step by step. It’s actually just three quick steps but once you do it you will smile. Collect some short video clips, stills and spread yourself on YouTube and why not play the video behind you when you perform live?
“iMovie ’09 is ideally suited for creating short movies, but Apple included a feature that appeals specifically to people who want to make music videos: beat markers” – macworld.com
Read the full article: macworld.com/article/imoviebeat.html
photo credit: svet
I have this record on pink marbled 12″ vinyl. I remember my friend Joe Forbes bought it first and it took me a while to find my own copy. Eventually I found it at Rebel Rebel on Bleeker Street. Amazingly Rebel Rebel still exists and the owner still stands in behind the front counter exactly as he did 20+ years ago. Recently I went in there with my brother and saw him only now with gray hair. We spent countless weekends, hours and money buying hundreds of records from Rebel Rebel. Secession had a few good songs. I love the melancholy melodies in Touch. Melodies like this were in so much of 80s New Wave and for me the memories are melancholy too. Forget Virgin Galatic I want a proper time machine.
“Rebel Rebel is one of the old school NYC record shops— they’ve seemingly been around since the dawn of time. The walls are lined with posters and records from bands that haven’t seen a recording studio in years. Vinyl is everywhere, promo posters are sold out of a box for $2 a piece. It’s one of those places where a record buyer just feels at home.” – nycgoth.com
Bring back any memories?
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I once also owned every single Front 242 record. I wish they still made song structured songs with Jean Luc DeMeyer on lead vocals. Even still, I am glad for the amazing albums they gave us such as Official Version and Front by Front. I saw them perform at the Palidium in the late 80s. It was awesome.
“Belgian industrial group Front 242 were at the crest of the Electronic Body Music wave, carrying the baton from groups like Throbbing Gristle and Caberet Voltaire, combining their post-punk aesthetic with strong backbeats, slices, samples, and ominous vocals. Their raw sound is married with strong militaristic imagery, chopped-up scenes from television, and even evangelical leanings.” – redbullmusicacademy.com
For more info: front242.com
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Depeche Mode has long been one of my most loved bands. If you didn’t already know I won a contest and went on tour with DM which ended up as the movie Depeche Mode 101. You can see me in it as a young mohawked 17 year old. I personally feel there best work was when Alan Wilder was in the band so it was so very nice to see he took the stage this yesterday with his old mates.
Former Depeche Mode keyboardist Alan Wilder appeared on stage with the British synth pop band for the first time in 16 years…. Wilder appeared with the band during the encore to help perform “Somebody,” which appears on 1984′s Some Great Reward. “Dave contacted me a few weeks back and asked if I’d be willing to join them on-stage,” Wilder wrote on his website on Thursday (Feb. 18). “He assured me that everyone in the band was into the idea. I was very happy to accept, especially as it was all in a good cause and we were long overdue some kind of reunion of this sort. “It was great to see everyone again and catch up a bit, and it was also the first time I have actually ‘seen’ Depeche Mode perform!” – chartattack.com
via Maurice Roy
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Like myself Gavin returned from Berlin back to the states. Hip Hop, psychedelic music to homebrew analog synths it’s always good to peak into other’s likes and studios!
“Gavin Russom is a wizard, and not just because his long red flowing mane is reminiscent of a medieval alchemist or because he was once a stage magician. The composer and former engineer for dance label DFA (where he earned the “Wizard” moniker) has been making and unmaking synths since a young age. Gavin thinks of the analog machines as works of art in their own right, blending the aural, visual, and the sculptural.” – motherboard.tv
For more info: myspace.com/gavinrussom
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